Fukushima evacuee Hisao Yanai stands for a portrait after returning home to his native town, Naraha, Japan, in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Sept. 30, 2015.
In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 12 miles from Naraha. Some 488 thousand people evacuated; in 2015, nearly 25% remained displaced. Naraha is the first town to reopen since the disaster, following a massive decontamination campaign. Residents were allowed to return...more »
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